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Government Releases Ushs 700m to Clear Arrow Boys :: Uganda Radionetwork

Government Releases Ushs 700m to Clear Arrow Boys

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Government has released 700 million shillings to clear the outstanding arrears for the disbanded Arrow boys' militias in Teso region.

Musa Ecweru, the State Minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, says the money will be used to clear all the outstanding arrears owed to the more than 3,700 former Arrow boys.

A verification exercise was carried out recently to authenticate the genuine claimants. Ecweru says that the verification team, led by Col Dick Olum, found out that a total of 3,747 former arrow boy militias have not yet been cleared.

Each of the arrow boys will be paid 180,000 shillings including the families of those who died in combat.

According to Ecweru, former Arrow boy commander, 241, of the 3,506 arrow boy combatants died in battles with the Lords Resistance Army rebels.

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